"Engaging the society beyond data collection" by Cos4Cloud.

Online, 16/09/2021

Cos4Cloud project, with which NEANIAS is happy to collaborate, organises the online event 'Engaging the society beyond data collection' on September 16th, 12:00h – 15:00 (CEST).  This workshop is aimed at all the communities interested in participatory coastal monitoring: Academia, industry (particularly SMEs), policy makers, and civil society (NGOs, local groups, environmental associations, schools, etc.). 

At the event, several speakers will share their projects, experiences and best practices on engaging people to collect ocean data and beyond (e.g., validate it and analyse it, etc.).  

More information & registration form: https://bit.ly/3nf7CB0  

The agenda   

The workshop will analyse different challenges in volunteer participation in ocean monitoring projects: from potential barriers for volunteer participation up to how to improve the management of the cost and oceans developing evidence-based policies using, in some cases, the information generated in these participative processes. 

  • Welcome and introduction: Jaume Piera (ICM-CSIC)  
  • An overview of previous and ongoing experiences:  
    • Ocean Cities. Josep Lluís Pelegrí (ICM-CSIC)  
    • Australian Coasts. Libby Hepburn (CSA)  
    • Wadden Sea. Soledad Luna (W-S World Heritage)  
    • Our Coast. Luigi Ceccaroni (EarthWatch-UK)  
    • Reef Monitoring. Phanor Montoya (Corales de Paz)  
    • Urban Beaches. Andrea Comaposada (Anel·lides)  
  • Interactive session: going beyond data collection:  
    • Breakout Room 1. English session  
    • Breakout Room 2. Spanish session  

The workshop is a Satellite Activity of the Event “A Predicted Ocean”, an Ocean Decade Laboratory organized in the framework of the United Nations Decade of Ocean for Sustainable Development.  

NEANIAS supports this event. We hope to see you there!


EU Flag  NEANIAS is a Research and Innovation Action funded by European Union under Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme via grant agreement No.863448.